Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa with Hookem.com is back again in this bi-weekly podcast.
In this episode of the Longhorn Round-Up, the guys preview the 107th edition of the Red River Rivalry.
The team of Hookem.com's Jeff Howe, Austin radio veteran Matt Butler and lifetime Longhorn, six-year NFL veteran and current sideline reporter for Texas Longhorns football Rod Babers take Longhorn fans through more than an hour of nothing but Longhorn football talk.
In this Thursday episode, the guys preview the Red River Rivalry between Texas and OU more comprehensibly than anywhere else. Rod explains how this game is different from any other game any Texas player will ever play in, and shares some great stories from playing in four Texas/OU games.
There are eleven hard-hitting questions in “The Blitz”, all of which focus the Longhorns match-up against the Sooners in Dallas.
Plus, in this episode's edition of “Hearing from the Horns”, you will get to hear head coach Mack Brown, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin, and senior defensive back Kenny Vaccaro talk about the match-up against OU on Saturday.
And, at the very end of the show there is an extra treat for Longhorns fans.
Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (68:10)
0:18 – Mack Brown on the fans at the Texas/OU game
3:01 – The guys share their first vivid Texas/OU memory
Segment 1: Gridiron Talk presented by Callahan's General Store (10:08)
10:13 – The call of Rod's interception returned for a touchdown against Oklahoma in 2002 to give Texas a 14-3 lead.
11:44 – Rod on his last Texas/OU game as a player in 2002
14:40 – Rod on what he learned the first time he went to the Texas/OU game as a fan
18:27 – Hearing from the Horns....Mack Brown on when he first learned what the Texas/OU game was all about
19:01 – Hearing from the Horns....Mack Brown on the cyclical nature of the Red River Rivalry
19:51 – Hearing from the Horns....Bryan Harsin on the OU defense
20:38 – Hearing from the Horns....Manny Diaz on OU quarterback Landry Jones
21:37 – Hearing from the Horns....Kenny Vaccaro on last year's loss to OU helping fuel this team
22:14 – Preview of the Oklahoma Sooners
29:16 – Where does Texas have the biggest advantage against Oklahoma
30:12 – Rod confirms the "unexplanability" of playing in the Texas/OU game
30:46 – Jeff's key factor for Texas to have success against Oklahoma
32:15 – Matt's key factor for Texas to have success against Oklahoma
33:49 – On the physical and confrontational nature of the Texas/OU game
36:31 – On the Texas secondary against the OU wide receivers
38:31 – A major key to beating OU
40:06 – On OU's possible offensive philosophy against Texas
41:23 – Is this game the type of game to boost the Texas secondary's confidence?
42:40 – On David Ash, and how he draws a parallel to Rod's playing days against OU
44:15– On the Texas offense
45:19 – What is the Mike Stoops factor in this game?
46:25 – What makes Jeff feel good about this year's Texas/OU game
48:28 – Rod talks about his one-on-one interview with David ash immediately after the West Virginia game
49:36 – On young players playing in the Texas/OU game
51:27 – Rod on the insane intensity of the Texas/OU game
53:31 – Score predictions
Segment 2: The Blitz (56:37)
57:00 – Will Landry Jones have more or less than two interceptions?
57:22 – Who will be the impact freshman for the Longhorns against OU?
57:42 – Will Jackson Jeffcoat have at least one sack against OU?
59:48 – Will David Ash out duel Landry?
60:17 – Which Texas skill position player will have the best game against OU?
60:43 – Which senior running back Texas has the better game? D.J. Monroe or Jeremy Hills?
61:14 – Does the Texas run game dominate this weekend's game?
61:55 – Which defensive back has to have a big game in order for Texas to win against OU?
62:11 – Does the winner of this game win the Big 12?
59:34 – Is this a de-facto elimination game for Big 12 title contention?
62:53 – Will Texas be back in the mix with the nationally elite teams with a win on Saturday?
Segment 3: Overtime (63:23)
63:23 – Bennie Wylie's inspiration for “Overtime”
63:40 – Rod's “Overtime” on the best story from his playing days against Texas/OU, what this game means to him
66:01 – “The Next Episode” on Rod's hatred for OU
66:48 – “The Next Episode” with the Voice of the Longhorns, Craig Way, impersonating Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops